On January 12, smart car learned that, according to Korean media reports, apple plans to accelerate the Apple this year; The Car project is expected to be developed in collaboration with a number of South Korean auto parts manufacturers.
Concept art for the Apple Car
Apple's plans to cooperate with Korean companies have been reported since last year. A few months ago, it was revealed that apple was in talks with a number of Korean ev component makers, as well as discussing ev battery supply with LGEnergySolution and SKOn.
Apple is interested in making an equity investment in a South Korean auto parts maker that it has asked to double its production capacity, according to industry sources. Apple also held discussions with a number of other companies through online conferences.
It is worth mentioning that foreign media recently reported that Apple sought help from Sanelectric, a Japanese air-conditioner company, in 2020 and provided drawings of electric cars to sanelectric.
So far, the Apple Car project has not had an easy time finding partners, and Apple is likely to find them in the supply chain of components on which the iPhone is built.
As for the progress of Apple's car project, it was announced in late 2021 that Apple was accelerating the development of an electric car, and the Apple Car could debut in 2025.